Ehlers, Inc.

James Lehnhoff

James Lehnhoff

Municipal Advisor

(651) 697-8552
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James Lehnhoff joined Ehlers’ Roseville office in October 2016 as a Municipal Advisor. James has nearly 14 years of local government and real estate development experience, including extensive work in land use planning, economic development, housing development, Pro Forma analysis, community engagement, and project management. James has successfully implemented complex and nationally recognized development projects to advance community goals. Prior to joining Ehlers, James led the real estate development team at Aeon, a non-profit housing developer, and previously served as the Community Development Director for the City of Arden Hills.

Areas of Expertise

Economic, Housing Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment
  • Tax Abatement Options, Financing, & Policies
  • TIF and Abatement Analysis
  • Downtown Redevelopment and Revitalization
  • Developer Proforma Analysis/But For Test
  • Developer Attraction & Selection
  • Developer Negotiations
  • Project Management Services
  • Land Acquisition & Relocation
  • Grant Writing

Public Participation

  • Public Participation Process
  • Communications/Newsletters
  • Referendum Strategies

Licenses and Certifications

  • Series 50 License
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Professional Memberships

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM)
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition
  • Lambda Alpha International (LAI)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)


  • Bachelor of Arts (Geography), University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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